Genetics

'CRISPR babies': What does this mean for science and Canada?

In the wake of the announcement in China last November of the first 'CRISPR babies', Prof. Bartha Knoppers and researcher Erika Kleiderman from McGill's Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) have published a commentary article ...

Health

Is the future of abortion online?

While the abortion debate continues worldwide, even in countries where it has long been legal, new drugs and online telemedicine services could provide access to safe abortion beyond borders and laws.

Medical research

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Increasing staffing levels could reduce cesarean delivery use

High staffing levels for obstetricians and midwives at hospital maternal units are associated with lower cesarean rates, according to a study published November 28 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Saad Zbiri of Versailles ...

Cardiology

US stem cell researcher accused of faking results

A cardiovascular specialist known for his stem cell research has seen his once high-flying career falter as several top-flight US institutions have accused him of falsifying data in his studies.

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